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New disposal station open for used household cooking oil and fryer grease

Cooking Oil CollectionIf you're planning to deep fry your turkey this season, the City of Auburn has a safe way to dispose of the leftover used cooking oil. The City has partnered with General Biodiesel to provide residents with a safe, environmentally-friendly way to dispose of used fryer grease. The free waste-to-energy program recycles it into low carbon biodiesel.

Used cooking oil should never go down the kitchen drain as it could cause clogs and costly maintenance; nor should it be thrown into the trash or recycle bin. Now it can be dropped off at the City's new biodiesel recycling station.

The station is located at Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE. (just south of the water spray playground). Look for the black collection tank marked GENERAL BIODIESEL. City residents can drop off the used cooking oil at their convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Before transporting used cooking oil or fryer grease from home to the recycling station, make sure it is cool and stored in a container with a secure lid. Use a container that will allow for easy pouring to avoid spills. Once the used fryer oil is deposited, take all transport containers away, leaving nothing behind. Deposit only household cooking oil.

Information on recycling other household hazardous liquids, like paint and motor oil is available online at www.kingcounty.gov/whatdoIdowith.

For more information, contact City of Auburn Solid Waste and Recycling at (253) 931-3038 or visit www.auburnwa.gov/solidwaste.